Wednesday, 31 January 2018

CFP: 2018 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI 2018)

The IEEE SSCI 2018 co-locates several symposia under one roof, each dedicated to a specific topic in the computational intelligence domain, thereby encouraging cross-fertilization of ideas and providing a unique platform for top researchers, professionals and students from all around the world to discuss and present their findings.

List of Concurrent IEEE Symposia at IEEE SSCI 2018

  •     Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning
  •     CI Applications in Smart Grid
  •     CI in Big Data
  •     CI in Control and Automation
  •     CI in Healthcare and E-health
  •     CI for Communication Systems
  •     CI in Cyber Security
  •     CI in Data Mining
  •     CI in Dynamic and Uncertain Environments
  •     CI in E-governance
  •     CI for Ensemble Learning
  •     CI for Engineering Solutions
  •     CI for Financial Engineering and Economics
  •     CI in Human-like Intelligence
  •     CI for Multimedia Signal and Vision Processing
  •     CI in Robotics Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies
  •     CI for Security and Defense Applications
  •     CI in Scheduling and Network Design
  •     CI in Vehicles and Transportation Systems
  •     CI in Astroinformatics
  •     CI in Immune Computation
  •     CI in Remote Sensing
  •     CI in Wireless Systems
  •     Deep Learning
  •     Evolving and Autonomous Learning Systems
  •     CI in Feature Analysis, Selection, and Learning in Image and Pattern Recognition
  •     Foundations of Computational Intelligence
  •     Intelligent Agents
  •     Evolvable systems
  •     Model-Based Evolutionary Algorithms
  •     Multi-criteria Decision-Making
  •     Robotic Intelligence in Informationally Structured Space
  •     Differential Evolution
  •     Swarm Intelligence Symposium
  •     Neuromorphic Cognitive Computing

Honorary Chair: 
Nikhil R Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, India
General Co-Chairs: 
Sundaram Suresh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Koshy George, PES University, Bengaluru, India
Program Chair: 
B.K. Panigrahi, India Institute of Technology – Delhi, India
Julia Chung, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Finance Chair: 
P.N. Suganthan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Organizing Chair: 
Jayavelu Senthilnath, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Each symposium has its own organizing committee. Visit to learn more about each symposium and its own call for papers! One registration provides you access to all symposia and tutorials and all symposia events.

IEEE SSCI will feature a series of tutorials featuring a diverse range of topics of relevance to SSCI (the list of symposia gives a good idea of relevant topics, but proposals outside these will also be considered if found relevant).

Special Session Proposals: April 15, 2018
Tutorial Proposals: May 15, 2018
Paper Submissions: June 15, 2018
Early Registration: September 15, 2018

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, Volume 22 Issue 1, February 2018

Author(s): Y. Jin, K. Miettinen and H. Ishibuchi
Page(s): 1-2

Author(s): R. Wang, Z. Zhou, H. Ishibuchi, T. Liao and T. Zhang
Page(s): 3-18

Author(s): T. Santos and R. H. C. Takahashi
Page(s): 19-31

Author(s): Q. Lin, S. Liu, Q. Zhu, C. Tang, R. Song, J. Chen, C. A. C. Coello, K. Wong and J. Zhang
Page(s): 32-46

Author(s): D. Gong, J. Sun and Z. Miao
Page(s): 47-60

Author(s): M. Li, C. Grosan, S. Yang, X. Liu and X. Yao
Page(s): 61-78

Author(s): J. Maltese, B. M. Ombuki-Berman and A. P. Engelbrecht
Page(s): 79-96

Author(s): X. Zhang, Y. Tian, R. Cheng and Y. Jin
Page(s): 97-112

Author(s): X. F. Liu, Z. H. Zhan, J. D. Deng, Y. Li, T. Gu and J. Zhang
Page(s): 113-128

Author(s): T. Chugh, Y. Jin, K. Miettinen, J. Hakanen and K. Sindhya
Page(s): 129-142

Author(s): P. Yang, K. Tang and X. Yao
Page(s): 143-156

Author(s): R. Chen, K. Li and X. Yao

Page(s): 157-171

IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, Volume 13, Number 1

Here is the latest edition of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, February 2018. You may view the entire magazine in your browser. Features, departments/columns, and much more are in this issue.

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Features in this Issue:

A Fast, Adaptive, and Energy-Efficient Data Collection Protocol
in Multi-Channel-Multi-Path Wireless Sensor Networks
by Soung-Yue Liew, Cheng-Kiat Tan, Ming-Lee Gan, and Hock Guan Goh

Cluster-Based Content Distribution Integrating
LTE and IEEE 802.11p with Fuzzy Logic and Q-Learning
by Celimuge Wu, Tsutomu Yoshinaga, Xianfu Chen, Lin Zhang, and Yusheng Ji

Machine Learning for Performance Prediction
in Mobile Cellular Networks
by Janne Riihijärvi and Petri Mähönen

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

CFP: 2018 IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems (EAIS 2018)

25-27 of May 2018
ALDEMAR AMILIA Mare HOTEL, island of Rhodes, Southeast Mediterranean, Greece

The 2018 IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems (EAIS 2018) will be held in the exotic island of Rhodes (Greece) which has a beautiful medieval town built by the crusaders and it is preserved as UNESCO monument. A main characteristic of Rhodes is its long ancient history with many ancient Greek sites. Set against the historic backdrop of Rhodes island is the elegant and pisturesque lowrise architecture of Aldemar Amilia Mare Village, an all-inclusive seaside resort. Newly refurbished luxury rooms with sea or garden views are the perfect choice for all holidaymakers, from singles to families. Dive into crystal clear swimming pools, try a wide range of watersports at the beach, enjoy the Spa Centre with its fully equipped fitness area and sample the cosmopolitan delights of the themed restaurants. 

EAIS 2018 will provide a working and friendly atmosphere and will be a leading international forum focusing on the discussion of recent advances, the exchange of recent innovations and the outline of open important future challenges in the area of Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems.

Over the past decade, this area has emerged to play an important role on a broad international level in today's real-world applications, especially ones with high complexity and dynamics change. Its embedded modelling and learning methodologies are able to cope with real-time demands, changing operation conditions, varying environmental influences, human behaviors, knowledge expansion scenarios and drifts in online data streams.

EAIS 2018 is organized by the IEEE Technical Committee on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems, SMC Society and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. 

Important dates:

Paper Submission Deadline : 4th of February, 2018 (Extended) 
Decision Notification : 15th of February, 2018
Final Paper Submission Deadline : 25th of February, 2018
Authors Registration Deadline : To be announced

IEEE Explore

Special Issues: 
The International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools (IJAIT) Impact Factor 0.67 and the Evolving Systems Journal  will edit Special Issues with selected papers from the EAIS 2018 conference


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Basic Methologies
  • Evolving Soft Computing Techniques
  • Evolving Fuzzy Systems
  • Evolving Rule-Based Classifiers
  • Evolving Neuro-Fuzzy Systems
  • Adaptive Evolving Neural Networks
  • Adaptive Evolving Fuzzy Systems
  • Online Genetic and Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Data Stream Mining
  • Incremental and Evolving Clustering Approaches
  • Adaptive Control
  • Adaptive Pattern Recognition
  • Computational Intelligence in Control and Estimation
  • Incremental and Evolving ML Classifiers
  • Adaptive Statistical Techniques
  • Evolving Decision Systems
  • Big Data
  • Advanced Concepts
Problems and Methodologies in Data Streams
  • Stability, Robustness, Convergence in Evolving Systems
  • Online Feature Selection and Dimension Reduction
  • Online Active and Semi-supervised Learning
  • Online Complexity Reduction
  • Computational Aspects
  • Interpretability Issues
  • Incremental Adaptive Ensemble Methods
  • Online Bagging and Boosting
  • Self-monitoring Evolving Systems
  • Human-Machine Interaction Issues
  • Hybrid Modeling
  • Transfer Learning
  • Reservoir Computing
  • Real-world Applications
EIS for On-Line Modeling, System Identification, and Control 
  • EIS for Time Series Prediction
  • EIS for Data Stream Mining and Adaptive Knowledge Discovery
  • EIS in Robotics, Intelligent Transport and Advanced Manufacturing
  • EIS in Advanced Communications and Multi-Media Applications
  • EIS in Bioinformatics and Medicine
  • EIS in Online Quality Control and Fault Diagnosis
  • EIS in Condition Monitoring Systems
  • EIS in Adaptive Evolving Controller Design
  • EIS in User Activities Recognition
  • EIS in Huge Database and Web Mining
  • EIS in Visual Inspection and Image Classification
  • EIS in Image Processing
  • EIS in Cloud Computing
  • EIS in Multiple Sensor Networks
  • EIS in Query Systems and Social Networks
  • EIS in Alternative Statistical and Machine Learning Approaches

CFP: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence & Virtual Environment for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA 2018)

You are invited to submit papers for the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence & Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA 2018) is dedicated to all aspects of computational intelligence, virtual environments and human-computer interaction technologies for measurement systems and related applications.

For more details see

Call for special sessions: 13th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2018)


The 13th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2018) will take place in Zaragoza (Spain), on 6th and 7th September 2018. SMAP 2018 will be organized with the support of the Aragón Engineering Research Institute (I3A) - University of Zaragoza.

The Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP) workshop is the evolution of the Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization initiative, which was founded during the summer of 2006 in an effort to discuss the state of the art, recent advances and future perspectives for semantic media adaptation and personalization. However, as Social Media applications have substantially transformed the way organizations, communities, and individuals interact, we have the scopes of SMAP extended towards this new trend, seeking to bring together researchers from the social web as well as from the semantic web communities.

After twelve successful workshops starting from Athens (2006), and then London (2007), Prague (2008), San Sebastian (2009), Limassol (2010), Vigo (2011), Luxembourg (2012), Bayonne (2013), Corfu (2014), Trento (2015), Thessaloniki (2016), and Bratislava (2017), the SMAP workshop series has been consolidated as a reference event in order to discuss about the newest advances in the field.


SMAP 2018 aims to address several issues of semantic and social multimedia technologies and their use in content creation, media adaptation and user profiling. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

   -Content creation, annotation and modeling for semantic and social web
   -Computational intelligence for media adaptation and personalization
   -Semantics-driven indexing and retrieval of multimedia contents
   -User modeling and dynamic profiling
   -Ontologies and reasoning
   -Multimedia standards
   -Semantics-based recommender systems: theory and applications
   -Recommender systems for mobile users
   -Web adaptation methods and techniques
   -Hybrid social and semantic approaches to profiling, recommendation engines or adaptation systems
   -Social multimedia applications (livecasting, audio-video sharing)
   -Social multimedia tagging and multimedia content communities
   -User-generated content mechanisms
   -Privacy/Security issues in Social and Personalized Media Applications
   -Privacy preserving data mining and social networks
   -Content customization and adaptation
   -Semantic context modeling and extraction
   -Context-aware multimedia applications
   -Adaptive and personalized multimedia summaries
   -Multilingual content navigation
   -Intelligent personalized interfaces
   -Social and semantic media collaboration platforms (e.g. semantic wikis)
   -Social web economics and business
   -Social network aggregation
   -Social data analytics
   -Social data mining
   -Adaptive/Personalized conversational media

In addition, SMAP 2018 seeks special sessions proposals addressing emerging issues in all the above aspects, that will complement the regular program. If you are interested in organizing a special session, please submit a proposal including a title, abstract/motivation, and if possible a list of potential authors that could be interested in the special session. Authors will have the opportunity to present their work in short papers that will appear in the official SMAP 2018 workshop proceedings.


   -Special session proposals: January 30, 2018
   -Special session approval: February 7, 2018
   -Paper submission deadline: April 23, 2018
   -Notification of acceptance: June 26, 2018
   -Camera-ready submission deadline: July 4, 2018
   -Registration for authors: July 10, 2018
   -Early registration: July 12, 2018
   -Late registration: September 1, 2018
   -Workshop: 6-7th September, 2018

Please, avoid registration procedures during the summer. The University of Zaragoza is expected to be closed from August 1 to August 14, 2018, and with more limited support for administrative services since mid-July until the end of August.


Each submitted paper will be refereed by at least three members of the SMAP 2018 Program Committee, based on its relevance, originality, significance, technical soundness and clarity of expression.

Submissions must be in English, and can present mature research or experimental results as well as promising work in progress. Papers must be formatted according to the IEEE 2-column conference article style, with a limit of 6 pages, including all figures, tables and references. A minimum paper length of 4 pages is also imposed.
As with all previous editions of SMAP, all accepted papers are planned to be published by IEEE in IEEE Xplore. SMAP 2018 is supported by IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (technical co-sponsorship).

For your convenience, you may use the LaTeX ( or MSWord ( templates. Papers can be submitted via EasyChair ( in PDF format.


    Sergio Ilarri (President)
    Fernando Bobillo
    Raquel Trillo



    Sergio Ilarri
    Fernando Bobillo
    Raquel Trillo
    Martin Lopez-Nores


Adel Alti, University of Setif, Algeria
Angelos Michalas, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece
Athanasios Loukopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
Chrisa Tsinaraki, European Union - Joint Research Center (EU - JRC)
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Dimitris Dranidis, CITY College, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, Greece
Evaggelos Spyrou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Fernando Bobillo, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Florence Sedes, Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, France
Francesco Guerra, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ioanna Lykourentzou, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Ioannis Karydis, Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece
Jan Paralic, Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia
Jaroslav Zendulka, Technical University in Brno, Czech Republic
Jose Pazos-Arias, University of Vigo, Spain
Kristina Machova, Technical University in Kosice, Slovakia
Laura Po, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Manolis Wallace, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Marian Simko, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Martin Lopez-Nores, University of Vigo, Spain
Michal Kompan, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Michalis Stefanidakis, Ionian University, Greece
Nicolas Tsapatsoulis, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Panagiotis Vlamos, Ionian University, Greece
Panos Alexopoulos, Textkernel B. V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Petr Saloun, VSB-TU Ostrava, Czech Republic
Petros Kefalas, CITY College, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, Greece
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France
Phivos Mylonas, Ionian University, Greece
Przemyslaw Kazienko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Raquel Trillo-Lado, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Sebastien Laborie, LIUPPA, Universite de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, France
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Stefanos Vrochidis, Information Technologies Institute, Greece
Tadeusz Morzy, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Theodoros Kotsilieris, TEI Peloponesse, Greece
Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tomas Horvath, Eotvos Lorand University
Yannick Naudet, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

CFP: 2018 Joint IEEE International Conference on Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob 2018)

Tokyo, Japan, Sep. 17-20, 2018
In recent decades, computational and robotic techniques have been employed to study how biological and artificial systems develop sensorimotor, cognitive and social abilities through dynamic interactions with their physical and social environments. The objectives of the research are to gain a better understanding of human and animal intelligence from the perspective of development, learning, adaptability, embodiment and dynamical systems within individual and social contexts, and to construct artificial systems with more adaptive and flexible behaviors.
The two most prominent conference series that showcase this area of research, the International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and the International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob), are joining forces for the eighth time and invite submissions for a joint meeting in 2018 to explore, extend, and consolidate the interdisciplinary boundaries of this exciting research area.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

– general principles of development and learning;
– development of skills in biological systems and robots;
– nature VS nurture, critical periods and developmental stages;
– architectures for cognitive development and life-long learning;
– emergence of body knowledge and affordance perception;
– models for prediction, planning and problem solving;
– models of human-human and human-robot interaction;
– emergence of verbal and non-verbal communication skills;
– epistemological foundations and philosophical issues;
– models of child development from experimental psychology.

Different submission types are available

Full six-page paper submissions

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and will be selected for either an oral presentation or a featured poster presentation. Featured posters will have a 1 minute “teaser” presentation as part of the main conference session and will be showcased in the poster sessions.

Two-page poster abstract submissions

To encourage discussion of late-breaking results or for work that is not sufficiently mature for a full paper, we will accept 2-page abstracts. These submissions will NOT be included in the conference proceedings. Accepted abstracts will be presented during poster sessions.

Tutorials and workshops

We invite experts in different areas to organize either a tutorial or a workshop to be held on the first day or second day of the conference. Tutorials are meant to provide insights into specific topics through hand-on training and interactive experiences. Workshops are exciting opportunities to present a focused research topic cumulatively. Tutorials and workshops can be half- or full-day in duration including oral presentations, posters and live demonstrations. Submission format: two pages including title, list of speakers, concept and target audience.

Important dates:

Submission deadline: April 1st, 2018
Notification due: June 15th, 2018
Final Version due: July 15th, 2018
Conference: September 16th – 20th, 2018

Monday, 22 January 2018

CFP: 2018 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games

Maastricht University - Department of Data Science & Knowledge Engineering, Maastricht, The Netherlands, August 14-17, 2018

Conference Description

Computer games offer not only a killer application for computational intelligence (CI), machine learning and search, but also provide a compelling domain in which problem solving and decision making meet artifact creation, to provide highly immersive, complex and rich interaction experiences.

Additionally, CI methods promise to have a huge impact on game technology and development, assisting designers and developers, and enabling new types of games.

The Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG) conference series brings together leading researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, to discuss recent advances and explore future directions in this field. The annual IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (IEEE CIG) is one of the premier international conferences in this exciting and expanding field.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Machine-learning in games
  • Adversarial search
  • Player/opponent modeling
  • AI in education
  • Emotion recognition in game-play
  • CI/AI-based game design
  • Affective modeling
  • Player experience
  • Procedural content generation
  • Game generation
  • Intelligent interactive narrative
  • Character development and narrative
  • CI/AI for virtual cinematography
  • Multi-agent and multi-strategy learning 
  • Applications of game theory 
  • General game playing 
  • Serious games

Paper submission types

Full papers: Full papers should be submitted by March 15. Full papers have an 8 page limit, and should constitute a technical or empirical contribution to CI/AI in games and be accompanied by an appropriate evaluation of the work. In addition to regular paper submissions the conference offers four alternative types of paper submission: competition, vision, short and demo papers.

Competition papers: These are regular papers (up to 8 pages) that describe one or more entries to the competitions that are running at this year's CIG. Competition papers need to include evaluation of the contribution, including (if possible) results on the same benchmark as that used by the competition, and comparison to other competition entries. Because the problem domain is well-known, these papers can be reviewed faster than regular papers. The same quality standards will apply to competition papers as to regular papers. Competition papers should be submitted by May 15, 2018.

Vision papers: These are regular papers (up to 8 pages) describing a vision for the future of the field of computational intelligence and games or some part of it. These papers need to be based on existing literature, be well-written and well argued. In cases where a paper describes a particular technique or domain, the paper should include a survey of that field; all papers should include extensive bibliographies. Papers should not revolve around any particular set of experiments, and need not contain any new empirical results, but are encouraged to outline ambitious future work. The quality standards applied to vision papers are at least as high as for other conference papers. Vision papers should be submitted by May 15, 2018.

Short papers: Short papers (2-4 pages): describe work in progress, smaller projects that are not yet ready to be published as a full paper, or new progress on projects that have been reported elsewhere. Any topic related to AI and games is welcome. Short papers should be submitted by May 15, 2018.

Demos: Demo submissions should be in the form of a 2-page extended abstract. The submission needs to accompany a demonstration of CI in games. The demo event of IEEE CIG 2018 will showcase the latest CI/AI tools, techniques, and systems created for games by academic or industrial research groups. Demos should be submitted by May 15, 2018.

Author guidelines: All paper submissions should follow the recommended IEEE conference author guidelines. MS Word and LaTeX templates can be found at:
All submitted papers will be fully peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and on IEEE Xplore. Short papers will be allocated poster presentations and short oral presentations if time and space permits; vision papers will be allocated regular oral presentation slots; competition papers will be allocated short or regular oral presentation. Reviewing standards for competition papers are as high as for regular CIG papers, and standards for vision papers are higher.

Important Dates

  • January 15, 2018: Competitions/Tutorials/Panels/Special Sessions proposals 
  • February 1, 2018: Notification of Competitions/Tutorials/Panels/Special Sessions acceptance 
  • March 1, 2018: Abstract submission deadline 
  • March 15, 2018: Paper submission deadline 
  • May 1, 2018: Notification of acceptance 
  • May 15, 2018: Competition/Vision/Demo/Short paper submission deadline 
  • June 1, 2018:  Final paper submission deadline 
  • June 15, 2018: Early bird (and author) registration deadline 
  • August 14, 2018: Conference begins

Organizing Committee

  • General Chair: Mark Winands (Maastricht University) 
  • Program Chairs: Yngvi Bjˆrnsson (ReykjavÌk University), Jialin Liu (Queen Mary University of London), Mike Preuss (ERCIS, WWU M¸nster) 
  • Proceedings Chair: Cameron Browne (RIKEN Institute) 
  • Tutorial and Keynote Chair: Stylianos (Stelios) Asteriadis (Maastricht University) 
  • Special Session Chair: Santiago OntaÒÛn (Drexel University) 
  • Competition Chair: Diego Perez (University of Essex) 
  • Finance Chair: Gerasimos Spanakis (Maastricht University) and Kostas Karpouzis (National Technical University of Athens) 
  • Publicity Chair: Mirela Popa (Maastricht University)  
  • Local Arrangement Chair: Chiara Sironi (Maastricht University) and Enrique Hortal Quesada (Maastricht University)

Deadline extension: IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2018) (Feb 1st, 2018)

Call for Papers

On behalf of the IEEE WCCI 2018 Organizing Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the bi-annual IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI), which is the largest technical event in the field of computational intelligence. The IEEE WCCI 2018 will host three conferences: The 2018 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2018 – co-sponsored by International Neural Network Society – INNS), the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2018), and the 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (IEEE CEC 2018) under one roof. It encourages cross-fertilization of ideas among the three big areas and provides a forum for intellectuals from all over the world to discuss and present their research findings on computational intelligence.
IEEE WCCI 2018 will be held at the Windsor Convention Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most attractive cities in South America, with the largest urban forest in the world, beautiful bays, lagoons and 90 kms of beaches and mountains. Known as one of the most beautiful cities in the World, Rio de Janeiro is the first city to receive the certificate of World Heritage for its Cultural Landscape. This unprecedented title was recently conferred by the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO).
Rio de Janeiro is easily accessible from all over the world, with direct flights from major cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Middle East. It is also a one stop away from Asia and Australia. The venue, The Windsor Barra Complex, features a brand new Convention Center and three different categories hotels, in the fastest growing region in Rio de Janeiro, with walking distance from a great choice of restaurants and shopping centers.
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society has maintained its position as a leader of journals in computational intelligence. CIS journals sustained their status as premier scholarly publications, earning high rankings in the Journal Citation Report by Thomson Reuters.
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (IF: 4.854)
  • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (IF: 6.701)
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation (IF: 5.908)
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine (IF: 3.647)

List of topics:


  • Algorithms
    • Ant colony optimization
    • Artificial immune systems
    • Coevolutionary systems
    • Cultural algorithms
    • Differential evolution
    • Estimation of distribution algorithms
    • Evolutionary programming
    • Evolution strategies
    • Genetic algorithms
    • Genetic programming
    • Heuristics, metaheuristics and hyper-heuristics
    • Interactive evolutionary computation
    • Learning classifier systems
    • Memetic, multi-meme and hybrid algorithms
    • Molecular and quantum computing
    • Multi-objective evolutionary algorithms
    • Parallel and distributed algorithms
    • Particle swarm optimization
  • Theory and Implementation
    • Adaptive dynamic programming and reinforcement learning
    • Autonomous mental development
    • Coevolution and collective behavior
    • Convergence, scalability and complexity analysis
    • Evolutionary computation theory
    • Representation and operators
    • Self-adaptation in evolutionary computation
  • Optimization
    • Numerical optimization
    • Discrete and combinatorial optimization
    • Multiobjective optimization
  • Handling of Various Aspects
    • Large-scale problems
    • Preference handling
    • Evolutionary simulation-based optimization
    • Meta-modeling and surrogate models
    • Dynamic and uncertain environments
    • Constraint and uncertainty handling
  • Hybrid Systems of Computational Intelligence
    • Evolved neural networks
    • Evolutionary fuzzy systems
    • Evolved neuro-fuzzy systems
  • Related Areas and Applications
    • Art and music
    • Artificial ecology and artificial life
    • Autonomous mental and behavior development
    • Biometrics, bioinformatics and biomedical applications
    • Classification, clustering and data analysis
    • Data mining
    • Defense and cyber security
    • Evolutionary games and multi-agent systems
    • Evolvable hardware and software
    • Evolutionary Robotics
    • Engineering applications
    • Emergent technologies
    • Finance and economics
    • Games
    • Intelligent systems applications
    • Robotics
    • Real-world applications
    • Emerging areas


    • Feedforward neural networks
    • Recurrent neural networks
    • Self-organizing maps
    • Radial basis function networks
    • Attractor neural networks and associative memory
    • Modular networks
    • Fuzzy neural networks
    • Spiking neural networks
    • Reservoir networks (echo-state networks, liquid-state machines, etc.)
    • Large-scale neural networks
    • Learning vector quantization
    • Deep neural networks
    • Randomized neural networks
    • Other topics in artificial neural networks
    • Supervised learning
    • Unsupervised learning and clustering, (including PCA, and ICA)
    • Reinforcement learning and adaptive dynamic programming
    • Semi-supervised learning
    • Online learning
    • Probabilistic and information-theoretic methods
    • Support vector machines and kernel methods
    • EM algorithms
    • Mixture models, ensemble learning, and other meta-learning or committee algorithms
    • Bayesian, belief, causal, and semantic networks
    • Statistical and pattern recognition algorithms
    • Sparse coding and models
    • Visualization of data
    • Feature selection, extraction, and aggregation
    • Evolutionary learning
    • Hybrid learning methods
    • Computational power of neural networks
    • Deep learning
    • Other topics in machine learning
    • Dynamical models of spiking neurons
    • Synchronization and temporal correlation in neural networks
    • Dynamics of neural systems
    • Chaotic neural networks
    • Dynamics of analog networks
    • Itinerant dynamics in neural systems
    • Neural oscillators and oscillator networks
    • Dynamics of attractor networks
    • Other topics in neurodynamics
    • Connectomics
    • Models of large-scale networks in the nervous system
    • Models of neurons and local circuits
    • Models of synaptic learning and synaptic dynamics
    • Models of neuromodulation
    • Brain imaging
    • Analysis of neurophysiological and neuroanatomical data
    • Cognitive neuroscience
    • Models of neural development
    • Models of neurochemical processes
    • Neuroinformatics
    • Other topics in computational neuroscience
    • Neurocognitive networks
    • Cognitive architectures
    • Models of conditioning, reward and behavior
    • Cognitive models of decision-making
    • Embodied cognition
    • Cognitive agents
    • Multi-agent models of group cognition
    • Developmental and evolutionary models of cognition
    • Visual system
    • Auditory system
    • Olfactory system
    • Other sensory systems
    • Attention
    • Learning and memory
    • Spatial cognition, representation and navigation
    • Semantic cognition and language
    • Grounding, symbol grounding
    • Neural models of symbolic processing
    • Reasoning and problem-solving
    • Working memory and cognitive control
    • Emotion and motivation
    • Motor control and action
    • Dynamical models of coordination and behavior
    • Consciousness and awareness
    • Models of sleep and diurnal rhythms
    • Mental disorders
    • Other topics in neural models of perception, cognition and action
    • Brain-machine interfaces
    • Neural prostheses
    • Neuromorphic hardware
    • Embedded neural systems
    • Other topics in neuroengineering
    • Brain-inspired cognitive architectures
    • Embodied robotics
    • Evolutionary robotics
    • Developmental robotics
    • Computational models of development
    • Collective intelligence
    • Swarms
    • Autonomous complex systems
    • Self-configuring systems
    • Self-healing systems
    • Self-aware systems
    • Emotional computation
    • Artificial life
    • Other topics in bio-inspired and biomorphic systems
    • Applications of deep neural networks
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Data analysis and pattern recognition
    • Speech recognition and speech production
    • Robotics
    • Neurocontrol
    • Approximate dynamic programming, adaptive critics, and Markov decision processes
    • Neural network approaches to optimization
    • Signal processing, image processing, and multi-media
    • Temporal data analysis, prediction, and forecasting; time series analysis
    • Communications and computer networks
    • Data mining and knowledge discovery
    • Power system applications
    • Financial engineering applications
    • Security applications
    • Applications in multi-agent systems and social computing
    • Manufacturing and industrial applications
    • Expert systems
    • Clinical applications
    • Big data applications
    • Other applications
    • Smart grid applications
    • Hybrid intelligent systems
    • Swarm intelligence
    • Sensor networks
    • Quantum computation
    • Computational biology
    • Molecular and DNA computation
    • Computation in tissues and cells
    • Artificial immune systems
    • Philosophical issues
    • Other cross-disciplinary topics


  • Mathematical and theoretical foundations
    • fuzzy measures and fuzzy integrals
    • fuzzy differential equations
    • fuzzy logic, fuzzy inference systems
    • aggregation, operators, fuzzy relations
  • Fuzzy control
    • optimal control of dynamic systems
    • adaptive and dynamically evolving process control
    • networked control systems
    • plantwide, monitoring, and supervisory control
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
    • navigation
    • decision making and situation awareness
    • handling systems
    • automated factories
    • smart industry
  • Fuzzy hardware, software, sensors, actuators, architectures
  • Fuzzy data and analysis
    • clustering, classification and pattern recognition
    • statistics and imprecise probabilities
    • data summarization
    • big data
    • time series modeling and forecasting
    • data analytics and visualization
    • social networks mining and analysis
  • Data management and web engineering
    • fuzzy data modeling
    • databases and information retrieval
    • data aggregation and fusion
    • fuzzy markup languages
  • Granular computing
    • type-2 fuzzy sets
    • intuitionistic fuzzy sets
    • higher order fuzzy sets
    • interval data processing
    • rough sets and relations
    • hybrid granular approaches
    • data clouds
  • Computational and artificial intelligence
    • fuzzy neural networks
    • fuzzy deep learning
    • fuzzy evolutionary algorithms
    • dynamically evolving fuzzy systems
    • fuzzy agent systems
    • knowledge representation and approximate reasoning
    • elicitation of fuzzy sets
    • explainable artificial intelligence
  • Otimization and operations research
    • fuzzy mathematical programming
    • possibilistic optimization
    • fuzzy algorithms and heuristic search
  • Decision analysis, multi-criteria decision making, and decision support
  • Fuzzy modeling, identification, and fault detection
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Fuzzy image, speech and signal processing, vision and multimedia data
  • Linguistic summarization, natural language processing
  • Applications
    • industry, technology, engineering
    • finance, business, economics
    • medicine, biological and social sciences
    • geographical information systems
    • social and communication networks
    • agriculture and environment engineering
    • security and mobility

Important Dates

  • 15 December 2017 – Tutorial, Special Sessions, Workshop and Competition Proposals
  • 15th January 2018 – Paper Submission 
  • 15th March 2018 – Paper Acceptance
  • 1st May 2018 – Final Paper Submission
  • 1st May 2018 – Early Registration
  • 8-13 July 2018 – IEEE WCCI 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil